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Solar Timekeeping: A Brief History of our Reliance on the Sun for Time

Solar Eclipse Totality - April 8, 2024 - Paducah, Kentucky Last week marked the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 2017. My family journeyed to Paducah, Kentucky, to experience totality on April 8. The wonderment of this celestial event serves as a poignant reminder that the universe would continually tick on without our presence, and we are only mere spectators enjoying our short blips on the timeline. Early Timekeeping The sun was humanity's first and most accessible method of timekeeping... Continue Reading

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Buyer Beware: Elusive Baseball Theme Dial Pocket Watch For Sale at Auction - A Reproduction

The beginning of April always ushers in a new season of Major League Baseball. This year, we also saw a new listing pop up on eBay offering a special baseball theme dial that is extremely desirable by collectors. The dial features several baseball scenes illustrated around the dial in place of hour figures and is signed "Elgin" in the center, underneath two crossed bats. What a remarkable find for a baseball enthusiast who also appreciates antique timepieces... Continue Reading

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1881 Trade Card Promoting The Ladd Patent Stiffened Gold Watch Case

The Ladd Stiffened Gold Watch Case Trade Card, c.1881 George W. Ladd secured a patent in 1867 for his novel method of manufacturing cases. In this process, the center frame of the case could be formed using a combination of gold and a cheaper composition metal. Ladd partnered with case manufacturer J.A... Continue Reading

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Serial No.: #1161900
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Serial No.: #304418
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Serial No.: #373326
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Serial No.: #8737150
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:144
Size:18s
Model:3
Jewels:17j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1900
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Serial No.: #9130020
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:222
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Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1901
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Serial No.: #191763
Manufacturer:Hampden
Grade:Springfield
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:11j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:1881
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